July Club Meeting

NeARES & NeARES Repeater Network

In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).

NeARES is a nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, NE. This is a memberless organization with a mission that covers many areas of Amateur Radio, including public service, emergency operations, education, and building relationships through volunteerism to governmental agencies.

The July 2021 LARC meeting presentation will cover information about this organization and its mission. We will also give a review of our primary project: the NeARES Repeater Network, a statewide analog system built through a consortium of repeater owners.

See you at the club meeting!

April Club Meeting

The April meeting will be held in person at Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln); masks are required, and sanitizer will be available. The meeting will also be available via Zoom: bit.ly/LARC0421 (meeting: 987 0606 9268; Passcode: 864509).

Space Weather and Some Things You Didn’t Know

Matt Anderson, KAØBOJ, will present on space weather and its impact on Amateur Radio. Matt is the ARRL Nebraska Section Manager and has served in this position for seven terms.

Last year, Matt logged nearly 20,000 QSOs. He enjoys chasing DX and has achieved DXCC Mixed, WAS (Worked All States) Mixed, DXCC Digital Mixed, WAS 20-meter Digital, and 80-, 40-, and 20-meter Single Band. He is working on the requirements for 5-Band DXCC, Digital WAS, SSB, CW, and mixed modes.

Matt is a founding member of the Branched Oak Observatory Amateur Radio Club (BOOARC), NØBOO; the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Nebraska Amateur Radio Club (CEFARC), KØCEF; and the Ashland Amateur Radio Club (AARC), KØASH, of which he is also the trustee for the 145.310 repeater.

February Club Meeting

The February meeting will be held in person at Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln); anyone who does not feel comfortable attending in person or is unable to attend may access the meeting via this Zoom link: bit.ly/LARCFeb21 (meeting: 951 3629 6422; Passcode: 882353).

Lew Sieber: NFS Fire Shop Manager

We are honored to have Lew Sieber, Nebraska Forest Service Fire Shop manager, as our first presenter of the year. In this role, Lew provides an interesting service to volunteer fire departments, state and local government leaders, and Nebraska’s citizens. Most people do not realize how this benefits Nebraskans.

We are planning for the meeting to be at Northern Lighthouse Church on February 10, assuming Lancaster county COVID-19 levels stay in the orange. Masks and physical distancing are required, and sanitizer will be available. Family members who reside under the same roof may sit together. A Zoom link (bit.ly/LARCFeb21) is available for those who do not yet feel comfortable attending in-person gatherings.